On National Suicide Prevention Day, state officials announced they are awarding $45 million in grant funds to organizations that provide mental health services across the state.

Millions of dollars will go to a number of North Texas organizations over the next two years, according to Texas Health and Human Services.

“The Community Mental Health Grant Program allows Texas to provide additional and vital mental health support to residents in need,” said Sonja Gaines, a deputy executive commissioner of the state health services, in a release.

The funds are going to 53 different organizations, including health authorities, nonprofits, academic institutions and government agencies, officials said.

Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Education and Research Foundation Inc., located in Irving, was awarded $160,680.

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